Jerry Todd Goddard

Jerry Todd Goddard, age 61, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. He was born July 12, 1959 in Atlanta Georgia, graduated from Shamrock High School in 1977 and was a lifelong Georgian. Todd was an avid fisherman, book collector and car enthusiast who will be remembered for his quiet demeanor and distinctive smile and laugh. Though he left too soon, his charm, tenacity, and humility will leave a lasting impact on our hearts for the rest of our lives.  He is survived by his fiancée Becky Whiten, of Toccoa, his children Heather Clark, Nicole Raez, Lauren Mattson and Cole Goddard; his sons-in-law Brian Clark, Joseph Raez and Kevin Mattson; his mother, Constance McCurley, his father Jerry Goddard, his sister Lisa Fowler; his grandchildren Chrissy, Nathan, Joey, Luke, Joshua, Rose, Bethany, Annie, Solomon, and Nicholas; and his first wife Janet Goddard. He is preceded in death by his second wife, Lynn Goddard.  A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 5, 2020 outside on the grounds at Lawson Funeral Home in Hoschton, Ga.  Officiating is Pastor Jebo Barnes. The family requests that all attendees wear masks and practice social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Autism Speaks ( or Act Together Ministries (  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548,, 706-654-0966.

4 thoughts on “Jerry Todd Goddard”

  1. Todd’s passing was so unexpected for us as we felt our Lord and Savior would let him finish his work here on earth taking care of Cole. We know we cannot question but accept his will. I spent the first week of Todd’s life with him when he was born helping Connie out. I loved every minute of it, he was a beautiful baby. Rest in Peace sweet boy.

  2. My dear cousin—we had things we planned to do taken from us when you left so suddenly. A concert at the FOX and dinner at Mary Macs…conversations and staying in touch. I will miss you but I know where you are, so I didn’t “lose” you. We were born only eight days apart on this earth but we will have every day in eternity to catch up on the days we missed down here.
    I love you, Todd, and am thankful for the closeness we worked to regain in the last couple of years. Enjoy Heaven and I will see you soon♥️

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